Tips for Success
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Plan to visit your garden two to three times a week during the growing season. Because your garden is not located outside your front or back door, it is sometimes easy to forget that there is weeding, watering, staking or harvesting to do.
Attend scheduled meetings and workdays. This will help you meet other gardeners and become part of your gardening community. Please note that you are required to contribute 8 hours of work in the care and upkeep of common spaces during designated Community Work Days.
Make friends with other gardeners. Experienced gardeners are an invaluable resource and are, as a whole, a very friendly bunch willing to share ideas, advice, and resources.
Volunteer for a garden job or committee. By pitching in on a certain job or project, you’ll be supporting the garden as a whole and ensuring that the work is spread among many people. Many hands make light work!
Educate yourself. Check out books from the library, ask fellow gardeners, and review the organic guidelines, 2014 soil test results from UMass, and tips for success. There’s always something new and fun to learn about gardening.
Harvest produce on a regular basis. During harvest season, let the garden coordinator know if you plan to be out of town for more than a few days. Gardeners can harvest for you and donate the food to a local service.
Friendly reminders to gardeners: